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Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx - initial thoughts

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SHANEA

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Setting....
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2007, 08:32:32 AM »
On the 60C there are two settings in setup for type of battery being used - alk. and nimh.  A.  What "diff" does it make to the unit on what power source is being used and B.  What setting do you use if you are using lithium?

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BigBendHiker

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Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx - initial thoughts
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2007, 08:51:38 AM »
Good question...

If just a standard lithium, I would go with the NiMH setting since both NiMH and lithium are high capacity batteries and both have a similar discharge curve.  They hold their voltage fairly level until they just "die" rapidly at the end, whereas alkaline and other types have a slow decay curve (voltage drops slowly over time as the capacity is drained.

I understand there is another type of lithium battery (lithium Ion?) which have higher voltages initially (~ 1.8 vDC instead of the 1.5 vDC) and folks have remarked this has caused various issues with their electronic gizmos.  Gee...I thought a battery was a battery was a battery... :shock:


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BigBendHiker

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Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx - initial thoughts
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2007, 09:00:21 AM »
Here is a thread from groundspeak.com on lithium batteries and GPS's:

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=84365



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Re: Setting....
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2007, 09:13:22 AM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
On the 60C there are two settings in setup for type of battery being used - alk. and nimh.  A.  What "diff" does it make to the unit on what power source is being used and B.  What setting do you use if you are using lithium?


I think it has to do with the battery life calculation.  Since lithium are higher voltage they may not give a true life no matter what you use, but I would think the alk. is the proper on to use. (Nimh have lower voltage than alk. and lithium have higher.)

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BigBendHiker

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Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx - initial thoughts
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2007, 08:50:28 PM »

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Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx - initial thoughts
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2007, 12:43:36 PM »
For those of you who own the 60CSx, there was a Unit Software update posted on Aug 2.  Version 3.50 is now available:

http://tinyurl.com/37ovpc
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BigBendHiker

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Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx - initial thoughts
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2007, 05:39:26 PM »
Thanks, Randell!


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« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2007, 10:23:48 PM »
I just got the 60CSx on Friday.  I Love it and have been playing like crazy.  Worked out to $299 and I had a $100 gift card to REI worked out very well.  So what Map Software are yall using.  I was wanting 1:24,000 Topo Maps for BBNP And areas around the park.

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« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2007, 05:21:57 AM »
Did you ever get your answer on the maps thing? I have the 24k V3 National Parks Central set or whatever in duplicate. I got one and a friend gave me 1, and now I have an extra. If you or anyone happens to be interested in my V3, it retails at like 89 or so... I'd part with it for say $40 or $50 or something like that.

I liike the maps very much, for what it is worth... I just don't have anything to compare 'em to so I can't thoroughly answer your question. The info on the maps seems accurate, was nifty in getting me from point A to point B, and showed some things that I'd otherwise not have known existed when all was said and done.
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« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2007, 06:58:21 AM »
I have found the points of interest that are in the software are as useful as the maps themselves.  Things like springs or historical or geological features.

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« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2007, 09:02:20 AM »
Exactly! :) I was pretty happen to have been able to find some POI's that I'd otherwise not have known about. In the future I'll probably make my own maps for certain trials in state parks and the like, but in the meantime having POI's on tap for a place like Big Bend is just awesome!
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